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Pure oxygenated-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Objective



Together with the nitro PAHs, the oxygenated derivatives are considered to be amongst the major sources of potential carcinogens. More than 50 oxygenated PAHs have been detected, eg in the gaseous effluents from the combustion of brown coal briquettes. PAHs present in drinking water may react with ozone to form oxidized compounds if the conditions of ozonation used for the purification of water are not well controlled. The preparation of a limited number of pure oxygenated PAHs has been undertaken because such compounds are not readily available elsewhere.

RESULTS

The purity of 7 oxygenated PAHs have been certified as follows:

- CRM 337: Dibenzo(b,d) furan 99.0%
- CRM 338: 4H-Cyclopenta(def)phenanthrene-4-one 99.58%
- CRM 339: 6H-Benzo(c,d)pyren-6-one 98.9%
- CRM340: Benzo(b)naphto(1,2-d)furan 99.7%
- CRM341: Benzo(b)naphto(2,1-d)furan 99.64%
- CRM342: Benzo(a)fluorenone 99.79%
- CRM 347: 3-Hydroxybenzo(c)pyrene 99.4%

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIAL RESEARCH AND TESTING
Address
87,Unter Der Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Germany

Participants (11)

Biochemisches Institut für Umweltcarcinogene
Germany
Address
Sieker Landstraße 19
22926 Ahrensburg
Centre d'Etudes et Recherches des Charbonnages de France (CERCHAR)
France
Address

60550 Verneuil-en-halatte
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Italy
Address

Roma
Head of the Unit of Foodborne Zoonoses and Veterinary Epidemiology
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome
INSTITUT CURIE
France
Microtest Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Heslington
YO1 5DD York
National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LW Teddington
Riso National Laboratory
Denmark
Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie
Belgium
Address

Mol
TNO-ITC
Netherlands
Address

Zeist
Union Technique de l'Automobile du Motocycle et du Cycle
France
Address
Autodrome De Linas
91310 Monthlhéry